Photo: Basil Childers/Better Worlds
Monday 26 February - Friday 01 March
Sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi (Kenya)
As the world’s highest decision-making body on the environment, UNEA aims to help restore harmony between humanity and nature, improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.
UNEA-6 will focus on how multilateralism can help tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. Backed by strong science, political resolve and engagement with society, the Assembly will be an opportunity for world governments, civil society groups, the scientific community and the private sector to shape the global environmental policy.
As the planet’s only universal membership forum for the environment, UNEA provides a unique platform for courageous decisions and new ideas to chart a bold plan of collective environmental action. In so doing, UNEA-6 will support the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
UNEA-6 will be preceded by a meeting of the Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives, which will help lay the groundwork for the Assembly.
Thursday 29 February
How companies can make claims about contributions to landscape performance outcomes
In this Jurisdictional Action Network (JAN) webinar, hosted by the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) and ISEAL, they will discuss how companies can feel confident to make claims about landscape outcomes, and the responsibilities they have for supporting landscape monitoring.
Confirmed speakers and moderator are:
• Joe James, Sustainability Manager, Sainsbury’s
• Ron Jacoby, Global Manager, Sustainable Sourcing, Colgate-Palmolive Company
• Omshanti Romero, Operations Manager, LandScale
• Akiva Fishman, Director of Nature-based Solutions, Forests, World Wildlife Fund
• Patrick Mallet, Innovations Director, ISEAL
Thursday 29 February
Tree Equity Webinar #2: Equitable Planning & Planting
Communities of color and lower income communities have 36-45% less tree cover and are 6-9°F hotter than wealthier and whiter communities. Tree Equity is a climate justice issue. Join American Forests and partners for a free online learning series to ensure your urban forestry investments make an impact on Tree Equity.
Friday 01 March - Thursday 08 February
Gobeshona Global Conference
The fourth annual Gobeshona Global Conference focused on monitoring Locally- Led Adaptation (LLA) and resilience is organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development. This year, the conference aims to link local, and international researchers, scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners to participate, support, and leverage the upstanding intentions and creativity of local communities aiming to develop and implement solutions dealing with climate change and monitor progress.
The conference also aims to address the quality of research and take initiative to give research a real meaning so that publication becomes effective in response to climate impacts and LLA by encouraging constructive discussion and feedback among researchers.
This seven-day-long conference will run over 24 hours each day, comprising virtual sessions which will include panels and open discussion focusing on adaptation strategies in local communities as well as research groups and practitioners from both developing and developed countries around the world. These sessions will stimulate actions amongst the participants and shall provide networking opportunities amongst like-minded groups.
Friday 01 March
Promoting Sustainability, Equity, and the Freedom to Invest in Today’s Environment
Finpublica, Ceres, Impact Capital Forum, and the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leader’s Fellowship invite you to join a virtual discussion on Promoting Sustainability, Equity, and the Freedom to Invest in Today’s Environment.
Last year saw a sharp rise in “anti-ESG” efforts to restrict the ability of investors to consider environmental, social, and governance factors – through legislative proposals, regulatory investigations, litigation, and other tactics. And, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down university affirmative action policies, we have also seen new attacks on corporate and investor initiatives focused on addressing diversity and economic justice issues.
How have proponents of sustainable, responsible, and impact investing been responding to attempts to turn ESG and DEI into four letter words and curtail the ability of investors to invest as they believe appropriate? Hear from leaders who have been working on the frontlines of these issues as they discuss:
- The importance of protecting investors’ freedom to invest
- How members of the investment community have begun responding to attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Why many investors continue to believe that consideration of environmental, social, and governance factors can be critical to reducing risks and maximizing returns
- Ways that members of the finance industry can support the Freedom to Invest movement
Heidi Ridley: Co-Founder & CEO, Radiant Global Investors
Rachel Robasciotti: Founder & CEO, Adasina Social Capital
Steven Rothstein: Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
Rachel Kahn-Troster: Executive Vice President, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility